Third Decan Taurus, Tarot Seven Earth
Tarot Seven Earth, Pentacles, Taurus, Failure
Third decan Taurus is attributed to tarot minor arcana card Seven Earth which is also known as Seven of Pentacles. Tarot Seven Earth and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Seven express attributes of Netzach which is the seventh sphere of the QBL Tree of life. The title of Netzach is Victory and allocated to it is the astrological body Venus.
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Netzach is Venus and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Seven” express this planets quality colored by their elemental suit: fire, water, air and earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire Atziluth, Water Briah, Air Yetzirah and Earth Assiah.
Astrological Decan Allocation
Tarot Seven Earth, Seven Pentacles, is the third decan of Taurus whose planetary attribution is Saturn.
The combination of Seven, Venus and the decan planetary attribute of Saturn is summed up by the card’s title of Failure.
A combination of Venus and Saturn in Earth indicates delay to growth in material and physical undertakings. Therefore the Material Success achieved with Six Earth leads to nothing.
Failure is the title of Seven Earth representing the third decan of the astrological sign of Taurus.
The third decan of Taurus is allocated to Saturn whose influence in combination with Venus in Taurus, brings out qualities of sensuality.
One might consider this quality of sensuality as the catalyst for Failure, which in some situations it could well be. However, we should do well to consider how sensuality can be directed towards one’s personal advancement.
In this example other cards of a Machiavellian persuasion would illustrate an appearance of this personality type behavior.
Netzach has the attribute of victory and with victory can come complacency and neglect of focus a situation illustrated by the appearance of Seven Earth.
The card speaks of the condition encountered when we fail to act on opportunities materialized by the previous card Six Earth. Loss of interest in a project or boredom are other signatures of this state.
The influence of Venus induces contentment and enjoyment of one’s achievements which in conjunction with Saturn, creates a state of non activity where past success is dissipated.
The Lotus Eaters featured in Homer’s Odyssey are an apt depiction of this human personality condition.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Air are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
This is because the union of Venus and Saturn, expressed through his analytical personality, results in a level headed focused and decisive singleness of purpose. This is a key factor in the resolution of problems and for the optimizing of opportunities.
These personality traits expressed by the Knight of Air are because this personality type corresponds to Libra whose elemental quality is Fire of Air.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to listen for our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Seven of Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hierophant and Universe, corresponding to Taurus and Saturn, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Air.
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